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Gentry On The March To Brentford

14 March 2013

The North End Gentry are returning for the away trip to Brentford.

As is now customary, the Return of the Gentry, which is organised by the Preston Supporters Group, will take place to remember any Preston North End follower or player who may have passed away in the last 12 months and our trip to Griffin Park on the 16th March has been selected for this year.

The Gentry term was first used by third division championship winning manager Alan Ball Snr in the early 1970s stating to the Press after a game that "Preston fans are the best, they're the gentry". 

This quote inspired a number of PNE fans to wear bowler hats and pin stripe suits and it is once again time for the North End following to dust off their finest clothing as they head to London.

In 2005 PSG arranged the "Return of the Gentry" in memory of John Tracey, a member of the original PNE Gentry who sadly passed away. This was a massive success and even saw North End's players wearing the famed bowler hats on the pitch.

It was decided in 2008 to make this an annual event for all North End fans and the people of Preston to remember anyone they may have lost during that season/year.

Tickets are available for this match now from MyPNE.Com  so why not get involved and show your support for Preston North End and the people of the city.

We have now sold over 500 tickets for the match and have been given a further allocation by Brentford.

PNE had initially been allocated 200 seats and 400 terrace spots in the Brook Road Stand.

Advance Ticket Prices for the Brook Road stand are as follows (prices rise to matchday prices (in brackets) at 4pm the day prior to the match):
Adults £20 (£22)
Seniors (Over 60) £14 (£16)
Students (Full-time) £12
Juniors (U18) £5 (£5)

Adults £19 (£21)
Seniors (over 60) £13 (£15)
Students (Full-time) £11
Juniors (U18) £5 (£5)

No student tickets are available on matchday.

Disabled supporters contact Brentford directly.
PNE Travel coaches depart Deepdale at 9am, adults £28, concession £26.

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